Press Releases

  • 2008-2012 SMALL GRAIN FINAL COUNTY ESTIMATES

    June 2, 2015

    2008-2012 SMALL GRAIN FINAL COUNTY ESTIMATES USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published final county estimates for Small Grains, for the production years 2008 through 2012. The data series includes county-level planted acres, harvested acres, yield and production estimates of … Continue reading

  • 2015 Wheat Field Days

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    May 29, 2015

    2015 Colorado Wheat Field Days   The 2015 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 10-16 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout eastern Colorado. The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), Colorado … Continue reading

  • 2015 Wheat Quality Tour

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    May 5, 2015

    Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) Field Representative Joe Westhoff participated in the Colorado portion of the Wheat Quality Council 2015 Hard Winter Wheat Tour on May 5 and 6. The 2015 Colorado winter wheat crop was estimated at 89.3 million … Continue reading

  • News Release: Two CAWG Scholarships for Colorado High School Seniors

    March 24, 2015

    March 23, 2015, Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents, or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG OR … Continue reading

  • News Release – USDA-CSU Farm Bill Meetings

    November 13, 2014

    Colorado agricultural producers invited to USDA-CSU Farm Bill Meetings USDA Farm Service Agency, in partnership with Colorado State University, will be traveling the state to discuss important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 with Colorado producers. A … Continue reading

  • News Release – 2014 Wheat Planting Decision Meetings Announced

    August 7, 2014

    August 6, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – Wheat farmers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat varieties this fall for top yields next summer. The annual Wheat Planting Decision Meetings August 20, … Continue reading

  • News Release – 4th Annual Gardner Wheat Tour Visits Adams and Morgan Counties

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    July 1, 2014

    Fort Collins, Colo. – U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner joined Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) officers and staff to tour wheat farms in Adams and Morgan counties in eastern Colorado on Saturday, June 28. … Continue reading

  • News Release – Nigerian Wheat Trade Team Visits Colorado

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    June 27, 2014

    Nigerian Wheat Trade Team Visits Colorado June 27, 2014, Fort Collins – A trade team of wheat importers from Nigeria arrived in Colorado June 21 to examine the 2014 hard red winter wheat crop. While in Colorado, they toured Anderson … Continue reading

  • Gardner Wheat Tour Scheduled for June 28

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    June 10, 2014

    June 10, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) will host the fourth annual Gardner Wheat Tour on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  The wheat tour will include events … Continue reading

  • News Release – 2014 Colorado Wheat Field Days

    June 2, 2014

    May 29, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – The 2014 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 11-17 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout eastern Colorado (map below). The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative … Continue reading

  • News Release – CAWG Scholarship Winners Announced

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    May 5, 2014

    2014 CAWG Scholarship Winners Announced May 5, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) is pleased to announce that the recipients of the CAWG Scholarship and Friends of Wheat Scholarship are Brett Arnusch and Conner … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat and ConAgra Donate 24 Tons of Flour to Food Bank of the Rockies

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    April 15, 2014

    Contact: Glenda Mostek Communications and Marketing Director gmostek@coloradowheat.org Phone: 970-449-6994 Colorado Wheat and ConAgra Donate 24 Tons of Flour to Food Bank of the Rockies  April 15, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – In honor of National Agriculture Week, March 25-30, … Continue reading

  • Wheat Farmers Vote to Continue Two-Cent Assessment

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    April 3, 2014

    Contact: Glenda Mostek Communications and Marketing Director gmostek@coloradowheat.org Phone: 970-449-6994 April 3, 2014, Fort Collins – Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar announced that Colorado’s wheat farmers voted to continue the two-cent per bushel wheat assessment in the Colorado Wheat … Continue reading

  • Farm Bill Explanation Tour Scheduled at Five Locations

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    April 1, 2014

    Contact: Glenda Mostek Communications and Marketing Director gmostek@coloradowheat.org Phone: 970-449-6994 It was great to see so many of you at the Farm Bill Explanation Meetings! If you missed the meetings, you can watch a recorded webcast here: http://www.ihigh.com/barnmedia/. Thank you … Continue reading

  • Producers Urged to Vote in Wheat Assessment Referendum

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    March 4, 2014

    media release Colorado Department of Agriculture www.colorado.gov/ag www.facebook.com/coloradoag FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2014 Contact:   Christi Lightcap, (303) 239-4190, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us               LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Wheat producers in 32 Colorado counties are invited to vote on whether to re-approve an increase … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold Varieties Continue to Dominate Colorado Variety Survey

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    February 24, 2014

    February 24, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – Hatcher was the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for the seventh year in a row, planted on 30 percent of all winter wheat acres in the fall of 2013, according to … Continue reading

  • CDA News Release: Public Meeting to be held on Wheat Assessment Referendum

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    January 13, 2014

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2014 Contact:    Christi Lightcap, (303) 239-4190, Christi.lightcap@state.co.us                   Public Meeting to be held on Wheat Assessment Referendum LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment per the request of the Colorado … Continue reading

  • Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Planted at Highest Level Since 1997

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    January 10, 2014

    January 10, 2014, Fort Collins – Following a crop which failed miserably in drought-stricken southeastern Colorado and was the smallest since 2006, Colorado wheat farmers have planted the highest number of winter wheat acres since 1997. USDA announced in its … Continue reading

  • ‘Golden Age of Agriculture’ at Colorado Ag Classic

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    December 20, 2013

    December 20, 2013 – Over 200 farmers, legislators, and agribusiness representatives participated in the Colorado Ag Classic event held December 11-12 at The Embassy Suites in Loveland. The ninth annual event was jointly hosted by the Colorado Association of Wheat … Continue reading

  • Colorado Ag Classic Planned for December 11-12

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    November 25, 2013

    For Immediate Release Contact: Glenda Mostek Communications and Marketing Director, CAWG 970-449-6994 gmostek@coloradowheat.org www.coloradowheat.org Jared Fiel Communications and Marketing Director, CCGA 970-351-8201 jfiel@coloradocorn.com www.coloradocorn.com Colorado Ag Classic Planned for December 11-12 November 25, 2013 – The ninth annual Colorado Ag … Continue reading